Sunday July 3 is the much-anticipated launch of the new Dumfries Farmers' Market,
which will run on the first Sunday of every month in the car park at Tarff Town and
Country, Lockerbie Road.
The launch of the market is great news for locals and visitors alike, in fact it should
become a destination for anyone who is interested in buying some delicious locally
produced food and drink and keen to support the local economy.
The market has been set up by a group of 7 committed local producers who want to
bring together the very best locally produced food and drink in the region in one venue,
and make it a showcase for the food and flavours unique to Dumfries and Galloway.
Sarah Burchell, one of the organisers explains:
"Working on this project has been really exciting - it is such a pleasure working with
other producers who are all passionately interested in providing great food direct to the
customer. Why shop global when you can shop local?"
The market will sell a range of locally produced meats, sausages and pies, cheeses,
eggs, fish, home grown vegetables and salads, breads, baking, desserts, ice creams
and sorbets, jams and preserves, honey, chocolates, fudge, apple juice, cider, beer and
Everything sold at the market has been produced by the stallholders, who are all keen
to answer any questions and to suggest great ideas about how best to prepare and
enjoy their produce.
With free parking and around 30 stalls on the day, it's a great chance to stock up your
cupboards and freezer with the best Dumfries & Galloway has to offer.
The organisers would like to thank the following local businesses for sponsoring the
market to help cover initial setting-up costs:
Cumberland and Dumfriesshire Farmers Market, Dumfries
R.C Dalgleish, Agricultural Engineers, Lockerbie.
Farries, Kirk and McVean, Chartered Accountants, Dumfries
Ian Garton Motors, Dumfries
James Gordon, Engineers, Ltd. Castle Douglas
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